SOURCE: ComSci

ComSci

November 12, 2012 08:15 ET

Hurricane Sandy Tests ComSci's Disaster Recovery Capabilities

Company Receives High Marks From Clients; Recognized for Commitment to Business Continuity During Unprecedented Storm

ISELIN, NJ--(Marketwire - Nov 12, 2012) - The disastrous Hurricane Sandy impacted thousands of America's companies and millions of people across the East Coast, leaving homes and businesses without power for a prolonged period of time. In addition to the initial destruction caused by the storm, the aftermath continues to have a significant impact on everyday life for those in the hardest hit areas. As businesses and communities rebuild and get back to work, there has been much attention placed on emergency preparedness and disaster recovery for the future.

ComSci fully understands the need for a comprehensive disaster recovery plan and the role a well-conceived and executed DR plan can play in maintaining operations and helping to rebound from catastrophic events. When Hurricane Sandy struck, many of the company's clients were in the midst of their month-end IT financial and business management reporting production cycles. Due to ComSci's disaster recovery capabilities, the company ensured that these processes continued uninterrupted and remained on schedule.

Following the storm, the ComSci leadership team personally reached out to each of the company's clients to check that they were safe and able to maintain business continuity in the aftermath of the hurricane. The company received praise from several of its largest clients, who recognized ComSci's ability to keep their IT management processes on time and on schedule.

  • A leading investment management and investment services company: "I am glad to hear the application and your BCP plans were successful and went off without a hitch. Our team did not experience any issues with the application, which is great in this environment."

  • A leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm: "Thanks for checking in and great to hear the application is still functioning through such a major disaster."

  • A leading global financial information and education company: "I want to express my appreciation for the efforts from your team who made sure that we had what we needed for the month-end accounting cycle, while working through the midst of this horrific storm."

"Having a disaster recovery plan for unforeseen circumstances is crucial to being able to recover and necessary to mitigate both the immediate and lasting effects of such debilitating events as Hurricane Sandy," said Robert Svec, ComSci's president and CEO. "ComSci has invested heavily in our technology to ensure our clients can maintain business continuity and quickly get back to normal following catastrophe. We are pleased to receive such praise from our clients as ComSci continues its relentless pursuit to help enable our clients to more clearly and optimally manage the use of technology to meet their strategic corporate objectives."

ComSci would like to encourage everyone to help with the Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. Information on how to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy can be found at: http://www.redcross.org/.

About ComSci
ComSci delivers Technology Financial and Business Management solutions and capabilities that empower organizations to implement more effective IT financial management processes and governance. Through decades of experience, strict adherence to ITIL technology financial management process guidelines and its suite of Web 2.0 IT finance and business solutions, ComSci helps IT organizations optimize technology costs by enhancing fact-based transparency and visibility, which in turn enables IT and business management to understand demand, utilization and value of its corporate technology resources. ComSci is headquartered in Iselin, New Jersey. ComSci has a growing number of clients for which it provides IT Financial Management capabilities including The McGraw-Hill Companies, The Bank of New York Mellon, Whirlpool, NYU Medical Center, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, AECOM, and UBS Investment Bank. Visit www.comsci.com for further information.